Heliocheilus venata Warren, 1913
(one synonym: Canthylidia discolor, Warren, 1913)
HELIOTHINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Marcus Matthews, CSIRO Entomology)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with brown veins. The hindwings are plain white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

This species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 161-162.

    William Warren,
    Noctuiform Phalaenae: Mericleptriinae,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Volume 11: The Macrolepidoptera of the Indo-Australian Fauna,
    Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag (1913), p. 311, and also Plate 27, row n, item 3, and row m, item 3..


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    (written 26 April 2019)